Finger Lakes Camerata will present “Slices of Americana” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, at St. John's Episcopal Church, Canandaigua. The concert will be repeated at 3 p.m. at the United Church of Christ, Honeoye, at 7:30 p.m. on May 2, at Zion Lutheran Church, Geneva, on May 15 and at 3 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of East Bloomfield on May 16.
The program presents a variety of music by American composers from the late 1700s through the mid-20th century. Included are compositions by William Billings, the Hutchinson Family, several spirituals, Stephen Foster, Randall Thompson, Aaron Copland and others. The concerts are free and open to the public (a suggested donation of $5 would be appreciated).
Finger Lakes Camerata is a group of 25 semi-professional singers of varying backgrounds who share a love of choral music. Members of the group hail not only from Canandaigua, but also from Bloomfield, Clifton Springs, Geneva, Ionia, Manchester, Shortsville, and Waterloo. Organized in 2003, Finger Lakes Camerata presented its first full concerts in December 2003 and January 2004. The group is directed by Dennis Maxfield, and accompanied by Sharon Jaynes, also of Canandaigua.